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MAY 2022

May is the month when the earth comes alive. The first part of the month is the period between eclipses. This unsettles energy and tell you to slow down. There is a lunar eclipse on May 15 at 25 degrees of Scorpio. It is a good time to shed negative emotions.

 Mercury turns retrograde on May 10 and begins his backwards travel from 4 degrees of Gemini to 26 degrees of Taurus. The area of your chart where these degrees are placed shows what in your life is up for review and revising. Mercury is retrograde until June 6.

Jupiter enters Aries to bring new opportunities for your personal growth. He blesses those with planets in Aries and urges you to break new ground.

Enjoy the beautiful month of May.

 May 1 – Moon in Taurus. Today is Beltane, an ancient holiday celebrated to ensure fertility for the coming season. It is a fertile day, excellent for planting. You are feeling the hangover from the eclipse so take it slow and easy as you go through the day. Listen to your body and do what it says. Make love in the afternoon. Forget your diet for a day.

May 2 – Moon in Gemini. Venus is now in Aries. She adds fire to your thoughts and shows you what you want. It will feel like you’re bouncing on a trampoline today – putting out a lot of energy but going nowhere. Get the easy errands done. Back up your computer. Get the car serviced. You have one week to get ready for Mercury going retrograde.

May 3 – Moon in Gemini. Take care of important correspondence. Get into the habit of double-checking before you send or post anything. Order new software, apps, headphones, and lights for Zoom recordings. Purchase the books you want to read next month. Buy tickets for your short trips. Keep your hands busy weeding and cultivating the soil for planting.

May 4 – Moon in Gemini, VC from 4:37 pm until 7:05 pm when it enters Cancer. It’s an ideal idea day. Write down the ones you like so you can work on making them real at a later date. You don’t have the patience to stay in one place too long, so work on tasks you can get done quickly. Check in with your siblings to discuss family business.

May 5 – Moon in Cancer. Hold on tight as the Sun meeting up with Uranus creates all kinds of excitement. Be careful when driving or handling flammable or explosive materials. It’s a prime planting day so do as much as you can. Plant more food than you usually do. Nurture people as well as plants. Bring, or send, Mom some plants as a gift.

May 6 – Moon in Cancer. It’s another super fertile day to plant seeds, transplant seedlings, and put in bushes and trees. Let the plant devas tell you where to place them. Browse nurseries and garden shops to get ideas. Plant your dreams in your psyche where they will grow to fruition. Listen to your intuition as you cook your favorite dinner for your family.

May 7 – Moon in Leo. This is not a gardening weekend because the Moon is in a barren sign. It is a good time for all creative endeavors. Propagate your ideas and begin new projects to work on in the next three weeks. Do something extra fun with the kids. Enter the world of childhood for a good part of the day. It’s a night for romance – let your inner lover out to fulfill your fantasies.

May 8 – Moon in Leo. Spread your love around on this day that honors mothers. Make your mother queen for a day. Let it be a happy day for her. Give a generous donation to help those mothers who are suffering in war zones. Take on the mothering archetype of the strong protector. Spread your love around and smile at everyone you see.

May 9 – Moon in Leo, VC from 8:39 am until it enters Virgo at 6:53 pm. The day is under a void of course Moon which means that it’s not great for doing those last-minute tasks you left to do before Mercury goes retrograde tomorrow. Take a personal day if you can and take care of your own needs. Don’t worry, all will be well.

May 10 – Moon in Virgo. Mercury turns retrograde at 7:47 am. Jupiter enters Aries. Both events cause weird currents in the energy of the day. You’ll feel like a horse straining to go behind a starting gate that won’t open. Stop and think before you rush forward to follow an impulse. Look and wait to leap. It’s a good day to clean up your diet.

May 11 – Moon in Virgo. Sit down and take some time to sort yourself out. Make lists of what you can realistically achieve over the next three weeks. Look over old unfinished projects to see if you want to continue working on them or not. Go to the bottom of your things-to-do list and start there. Answer those emails that have been lingering in your inbox.

May 12 – Moon in Libra. Venus rules the day. Redecorate and add beautiful thoughts and objects to your life.  Get rid of anything you don’t like to look at. Do feng shui to make your home and office more harmonious. Plant flowers and flowering bushes. Gather with friends in a social setting and enjoy their company. Buy a piece of art.

May 13 – Moon in Libra. You can settle old feuds and disagreements with some calm negotiations. Put the emotion to the side and look for a win-win solution. If you get to the point where you need to sign an agreement, be sure to double and triple-check the text. Plant more flowers and give some to a friend. Have a pleasant evening with your partner.

May 14 – Moon in Scorpio. The energy currents are shaky due to tomorrow’s eclipse. Your moods are swinging around so it’s not the day to make any major decisions. Get into the garden or to a park and hang out with the plants. It’s a good time for cleaning out rubbish, both interior, and exterior. Chose some habits and rote responses you can give to the eclipse. It is a fertile day for planting.

May 15 – Moon in Scorpio. A lunar eclipse is a good time to free you from the past. You can get rid of memories, worries, regrets, and unhealthy emotional patterns. Saturn is involved with the eclipse to confirm this need to contract and consolidate. He challenges you to let it go. Today is a great opportunity to heal old wounds.

May 16 – Moon VC Scorpio, enters Sagittarius 7:50 am. Feel free and light after dealing with your inner demons this past weekend. Your vision expands and you are ready to welcome new ideas into your life. Think of all the things you want to learn and all the places you want to go. Contact friends who live in other countries and talk about a visit.

May 17 – Moon in Sagittarius. Follow your heart’s desire and see where that leads you. Drop the shoulds and musts from your mind and live in the moment. It’s a day for all kinds of explorations when you don’t want to be tied down for any reason. Make a new friend today while you’re out roaming around. Tell yourself to remember tonight’s dreams – there will be important messages in them.

May 18 – Moon VC Sagittarius, enters Capricorn 8:02 am. After a foggy start, the day gains focus, and you can get much accomplished. Keep on with projects that you’ve already begun. You have the patience to go step by step. If you start to feel that you’re unraveling, put your hands in the earth to calm down. Start seeds on your windowsill.

May 19 – Moon in Capricorn. The Sun and Pluto have a friendly chat and give you advice on how to keep your career on a stable path. Double-check your bank statements and see where you can make a new budget that is more to your advantage. Take an inventory of what possessions need to be replaced and updated. Enjoy the practicality of the day.

May 20 – Moon in Capricorn, VC from 8 to 8:53 am when it enters Aquarius. The Sun enters Gemini at 9:23 pm. It’s a transition day moving from the slow steadiness of earthy Taurus Sun to the quick mutability of airy Gemini. You’ll be thinking and talking and seeking out people with whom you can have conversations. It’s a day to enjoy the ride and let the universe do the steering.

May 21 – Moon in Aquarius. It’s an ideal day for thinking. The Sun meets Mercury in the middle of his backward jaunt and they are brimming with ideas for you to try out. Attend an online writing workshop. Try not to spend the whole day at the computer. Take a break and mow the lawn and weed the garden. Travel to outer space with a sci fi movie.

May 22 – Moon VC Aquarius, enters Pisces 11:49 am. Have a lazy Sunday morning. Catch up on your sleep or your reading. Put your feelings into words as you write in your journal. It’s a planting day. Go where you can be by water and mediate to the rhythms you hear in its movements. Mercury backs into Taurus and brings your thoughts down to earth.

May 23 – Moon in Pisces. The Sun plays with Jupiter all day and they happily give you chances to get what you want and go where you want to be. Check out the nuts and bolts of your work and see where you can make things more efficient. Browse the thrift stores and shop for used items. Go through old papers and discard the ones that are out of date.

May 24 – Moon in Pisces, VC from 5:33 pm until 5:39 pm. Mars enters Aries – a sign he rules and where he is strong. You’ll feel the shift in energy from being acquiescent to being demanding. You have less patience and more drive and will identify with Superman. Remember that you are still in a holding pattern since Mercury is still retrograde.

May 25 – Moon in Aries. Take care of lingering issues with this bold, brave energy. You have the guts to say what felt daunting and the bravery to do what once felt scary. You are driving without brakes so be careful. Work alone so you don’t have to wait for anyone to catch up to you. Revisit some decisions you’ve made. Go back to an old exercise routine.

May 26 – Moon in Aries. It’s a day to put yourself first. A little bit of enlightened selfishness will go a long way to making you feel healthy and confident. Take the time to do what you’ve been wanting to do. Make it a Mercury retrograde activity. Be ready to speak up for someone in an underdog position. Become a hero when needed.

May 27 – Moon in Taurus. Review your finances and budget to see where you can cut spending. Search for better prices on everyday items. You are practical today and can see where your cravings lead you to excess splurging. You’ll find that what you love is in conflict with the established way. It’s a fertile day to plant root vegetables, bulbs, and perennials.

May 28 – Moon in Taurus. Venus enters Taurus and she helps you see beauty in the world. Have another earth day celebration. Move slowly and smell the flowers. Listen to music as you appreciate what mother nature has done to the world around you. Forget your diet and eat the foods that make you happy. Go out for or cook a gourmet dinner.

May 29- Moon in Taurus, VC from 10:11 am until 1:23 pm when it enters Gemini. Plant in the first part of the day. Plant more flowers to add color to your surroundings. Mars and Jupiter meet in Aries, and they give you the energy to do anything you want to do. You haven’t felt this jolt of vitality in twelve years. Try to not run over anyone who’s in your way! Tonight is the dark of the Moon.

May 30 – Moon in Gemini. Today’s new Moon is for thinking. Write down your ideas so you can implement them next week once Mercury is in direct motion. Double and triple check everything you send out. You’ll move fast and are apt to make mistakes. Visit with friends and siblings in person or electronically. Buy or borrow books to read next month.